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Old 05-31-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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Trim not Flush

Despite my contractors best efforts, there are certain areas in which my 1" x 4" hickory trim is not perfectly flush against the drywall behind it. I know cove moulding on top of the 1x4 would cover the gap. But I can't find cove moulding in hickory. I am looking for suggestions to solve this issue.

1. Alternatives to actual hickory for the cove moulding that will match well?
2. Wood putty or caulking in gaps?
3. Other?

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
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Trim not Flush

Walls/ceiling are NEVER flat or straight. Careful nailing can make trim fairly flush and tight, but caulk is usually needed for the final finish. If the trim is painted, a siliconized latex painters caulk is fine, if stained, there are colored caulks available.

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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Walls are never flat--That is why thick,inflexible trims are often used with a second ,thinner flexible trim.

If caulking with a color matching caulk will not work for you---Make the trim your self with a table saw,surface planer and router---or special order the trim made from hickory.

A top trim carpenter will be able to make the trim-on the job or at his shop.----Mike----
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Float out the gaps with drywall mud.
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